Lucas Cranach the Elder

(1472 - 1553)
Lucas Cranach was born in 1472 and took his name from his birthplace, the Franconian town of Kronach, which was part of the bishopric of Bamberg. His father, Hans Maler, was an artist and it is assumed that he was Cranach's first teacher. Around 1501 Cranach traveled to Vienna where he stayed until at least 1504. In addition to several woodcuts whi...
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